Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: TV clip, Scouts
Re: TV clip, Scouts
Tue, 9 Feb 1999 14:34:53 -0500
I can certainly see Tom's point. If this were a news story or some kind of
public service piece, more power to them.
But this was a commercial advertisement. First of all, it is highly doubtful
this was a real Scout Troop. It was probably actors in costume. Second, even
if it were a real Scout Troop, the event of appearing on TV is far
overshadowed by the implication that this is an endorsement of some kind.
Even the seemingly innocent inference that "Scouts benefit from using the
Money Store" is unacceptable.
Tom Lynch wrote:
> Hi All;
> Why is it that some people feel the need to tell someone that
> one lucky troop got their picture on TV? A company the size of the
> Money Store must certainly know the law when it comes to using
> copywrited articles like the Scout Logo and uniforms.
> Just sitting in the background and reading these post, sounds like
> someone is jealous. If it were your troop you would probably have a
> good excuse
Troop Committee Secretary, Northborough Troop 101
Brotherhood, Chippanyonk Lodge #59, OA
Knox Trail Council #244, BSA